BREAKING NEWS

2008-12-07

News

Obama: US economy will get worse

America might be hoping the festive season will usher in better economic news in the New Year, but President-elect Barack Obama is not so

America might be hoping the festive season will usher in better economic news in the New Year, but President-elect Barack Obama is not so

News

Czech PM retains party leadership

Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek has won a battle to remain leader of his ruling party. His re-election diminished fears his cabinet could

Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek has won a battle to remain leader of his ruling party. His re-election diminished fears his cabinet could

News

Second day of riots in Greece after police shooting

Part of central Athens has been transformed into a battlefield, as protests over the police shooting of a teenage boy continued into a second

Part of central Athens has been transformed into a battlefield, as protests over the police shooting of a teenage boy continued into a second

News

Mecca head calls Muslims to fight terror

Mecca’s top Imam the Grand Mufti Abdel Aziz has called on Muslims to combat all forms of terrorism. The declaration is believed to be the first of

Mecca’s top Imam the Grand Mufti Abdel Aziz has called on Muslims to combat all forms of terrorism. The declaration is believed to be the first of

News

Greek government urges restraint after shooting

Faced with Greece’s worst civil disturbances in years, the government of the Mediterranean nation has urged restraint. The conservative

Faced with Greece’s worst civil disturbances in years, the government of the Mediterranean nation has urged restraint. The conservative

News

Obama: US economy will get worse

America might be hoping the festive season will usher in better economic news in the New Year, but President-elect Barack Obama is not so

America might be hoping the festive season will usher in better economic news in the New Year, but President-elect Barack Obama is not so

News

EU welcomes Irish action over meat scare

Tons of Irish pork and bacon have been dumped because of Ireland’s pigmeat scare. The EU has praised Ireland’s prompt recall after dioxin

Tons of Irish pork and bacon have been dumped because of Ireland’s pigmeat scare. The EU has praised Ireland’s prompt recall after dioxin

News

Ghana vote seen as key test for Africa

The people of Ghana are voting in simultaneous presidential and parliamentary elections. The ballot is seen as important not only for the West

The people of Ghana are voting in simultaneous presidential and parliamentary elections. The ballot is seen as important not only for the West

News

Haj Pilgrims flock to Mount Arafat

Some two million Muslim pilgrims are making their way to Mount Arafat for the pinnacle of the haj festival. Worshippers are converging on the

Some two million Muslim pilgrims are making their way to Mount Arafat for the pinnacle of the haj festival. Worshippers are converging on the

News

Riots in Greece after police shooting

Greece has seen its worst rioting in years after police shot dead a teenage boy — and the disturbances may not be over yet. As several cities count

Greece has seen its worst rioting in years after police shot dead a teenage boy — and the disturbances may not be over yet. As several cities count

News

China slams Sarkozy's meeting with Dalai Lama

‘Unwise’ and ‘hurtful’ are just two of the words Chinese state TV has used to describe a meeting between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Tibet’s

‘Unwise’ and ‘hurtful’ are just two of the words Chinese state TV has used to describe a meeting between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Tibet’s

News

EU backs Irish pork recall

The EU Commission says it welcomes the rapid way in which the Republic of Ireland has acted to withdraw all Irish pork products. It comes after

The EU Commission says it welcomes the rapid way in which the Republic of Ireland has acted to withdraw all Irish pork products. It comes after

News

Wave of riots around Greece after teenager shot

Athens and at least five other Greek cities have been hit by riots following the death of a teenager, shot by police. Shop windows were smashed and

Athens and at least five other Greek cities have been hit by riots following the death of a teenager, shot by police. Shop windows were smashed and

News

Dioxin in feed sparks Irish pork recall

The Irish pork industry has launched an unprecedented recall of all products because of contamination with dioxin. Early evidence says the

The Irish pork industry has launched an unprecedented recall of all products because of contamination with dioxin. Early evidence says the

News

Gdansk 9 make their stand for fossil fuels

One week into the UN’s Climate Change summit in Poznan, Poland, and current EU president Nicolas Sarkozy has met with nine eastern European nations

One week into the UN’s Climate Change summit in Poznan, Poland, and current EU president Nicolas Sarkozy has met with nine eastern European nations

News

Gay demo against Vatican

Hundreds of gay activists have held a protest demonstration in front of St Peter’s Square in Rome. They’re outraged at the Vatican’s refusal, to

Hundreds of gay activists have held a protest demonstration in front of St Peter’s Square in Rome. They’re outraged at the Vatican’s refusal, to

News

"Gomorrah" is best European film 2008

The Italian film about Comorra organised crime in Naples, “Gomorrah”, has won best film and four other top prizes at the European film awards. The

The Italian film about Comorra organised crime in Naples, “Gomorrah”, has won best film and four other top prizes at the European film awards. The